Finding calm in the chaos

Just Say Thank You

Just say “Thank You”

Why can we not just say thank you and move on?  This is something I have been thinking about for some time.  I like to give compliments but I am useless at receiving them. Why are compliments hard to accept? These are actual compliments I have given in the last few...

When did you last treat yourself?

When did you last treat yourself?

As we get ever nearer to the end of another school year, I am already thinking about the holidays and what that means to us. The summer holiday will involve lots of “Mum, can I?”,  “Mum, please”, followed by “Mum, it’s not fair” and let’s throw in more than a few “Mum,...

Being Social with IFTTT

Being Social with IFTTT

My blog is called Chaos in Kent for a very good reason.  Life is chaotic. Mum of three Special Needs Husband Nutty Dog Own blog Director – Bringing Us Together Training/Consultancy Add to that my desire to improve my own life and writing, learning how to code, take better photographs, a...

Morning Pages - can they really make a difference

Morning Pages – can they really make a difference

A while ago, I heard about Morning Pages but to be honest, they just seemed like a task I could do without.  They appeared to be a different way of journalling and although I usually jump on anything to help me with my own growth, I decided to pass on...

Why do I make poor choices

Poor choices – why do we make them?

Like many women of a certain age, I have tried every single diet plan there is. I know all about poor choices.  I know all about what I should be doing.  I know what I should be eating.  I know what helps me to shed weight. Here’s what I know about diets?...

Choosing Myself

Choosing Myself and Saying No

It’s been a strange few months here in Chaos in Kent.  A few months where I have realised that choosing myself does not necessarily have to be selfish.  Choosing Myself is essential if I want to have a life worth living. Choosing Myself: I made the decision last month to...

Slimpod Gold

Win a Slimpod Gold programme

Many of you will have heard me chatting or read my blogs about Slimpod.  I am a big fan of the Slimpod Gold Programme (includes the Slimpod, Fitpod and Chillpod).  I have found myself trying new things, passing on calorific treats and I even bought a bike! I know if...

Pinteresting: Verb – to Pinterest your home and life

I am not sure it is a word but I am fairly certain that I am Pinteresting my life at the moment. There are rumours that Pinterest was in fact created by a man who wanted his wife to lose weight, get fit, decorate the home, cook amazing meals and still...

Today - Ask for help

Today – What parents and practitioners need to know

Today.  The reality of living in the Special Needs Minefield is rarely reflected in the case notes held by practitioners. Yes, they may cover the basics and some go into a bit of detail but what isn’t in there is the emotional turmoil this journey brings. A few years ago,...